The American College of Gastroenterology is committed to serving the specific needs of GI trainees. ACG 2021 includes elements designed with this aim in mind. The College assists trainees as they prepare for their future in gastroenterology through special GI trainee-focused offerings at ACG 2021, such as the Trainees Luncheon, which features a panel discussion with gastroenterologists who work in a variety of practice settings. Plus, there is an opportunity for those in training programs to showcase their knowledge by competing in GI Jeopardy and the EndoTitans Hands-On Challenge.
Saturday, October 23 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
GI Jeopardy will return in 2021! To become a contestant, you must be a fellow-in-training, but all are welcome to attend the competitive final round, a spirited GI version of the television classic.
The competition begins in July with a preliminary round open to all GI training programs. Groups of fellows take an online test on a variety of GI topics and diseases. The top five scoring programs will then be invited to send two-person teams to compete in front of a live audience at ACG 2021. Travel expenses for the teams will be covered by ACG. Prior GI Jeopardy finalists were supported by more than 300 lively audience members giving the event a real game show atmosphere.
Sunday, October 24 | 12:40 pm – 1:40 pm
Once again, a special luncheon program exclusively for Fellows-in-Training will be offered during the Postgraduate Course. This year's lunch topic is "Gastroenterology Beyond the Clinic." Enjoy this session reconnecting with colleagues and interacting directly with our panel of ACG leaders as they discuss exciting and fulfilling ways to enhance a gastroenterologist’s clinical career including: community, mentorship, and committee involvement as well as diversity, and legislative and advocacy efforts. Don't delay, as this luncheon sells out every year.
This luncheon is available to all trainees in gastroenterology and hepatology, and has a fee of $25. To register, please visit the ACG 2021 registration page.
EndoTitans Hands-On Challenge
Sunday, October 24 | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The EndoTitans Challenge is an opportunity for fellows to demonstrate both their knowledge and technical abilities in endoscopy. The challenge begins over the summer with a preliminary knowledge round open to all second and third-year fellows. The top scoring fellows from each year are then invited to participate in a skills challenge. Winners will take home both bragging rights and a travel grant for ACG 2022. Join us in the Hands-On Workshop area of the Exhibit Hall to cheer on the competitors.
Hands-on Workshop Center - Trainee-only Sessions
Monday, October 25 | 7:45 am – 9:30 am
The ever-popular Hands-on Workshop Center, featuring sessions delivered by faculty experts, will again be offered in the Exhibit Hall. Faculty will present an overview of the device or technique, a demonstration using the device, and attendees will then have an opportunity to practice using the equipment. Each session will feature devices provided from two or more companies, when available. In addition, trainee-only hands-on sessions will be offered. Look for details in September. Pre-registration for GI fellows hands-on sessions is required. Second and third year fellows will be emailed when pre-registration opens. Trainees are welcome to participate in any hands-on session offered Sunday – Tuesday. For more information, click here.
How to Get Published: An ACG Journal Editors Roundtable
Monday, October 25 | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
ACG’s journal editors frequently receive questions about how best to get published, how they assess submissions, and how to best format a manuscript. In this session, the editors reveal answers to the “Top 10 Questions” they receive about the publication process and share pearls of wisdom about what works—and what doesn’t work—when submitting papers for publication. If you want to start or improve your publishing career, then don’t miss this valuable opportunity to hear directly from the editors who are eager to help! Free and open to all attendees.